Open firearm-bearing group expected to visit Zionsville on May 24

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A group of second amendment supporters known as “Open Carry Indiana” is expected to visit Zionsville on May 24. Members of group typically show up in a town and walk around with firearms openly visible, according to the Zionsville Police Department.

“There’s not a thing we can do about it,” ZPD Chief Robert Knox said. “They’re exercising their second amendment right to bear arms and their first amendment right to peaceably get together and walk down the street like anybody else.”

The group often videotapes its events. Those in the area are urged not to call the police unless the group is trespassing or acting in a dangerous way.

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  1. If anyone from Zionsville is wondering why this group chose your town for their event, just Google the name “Shannon Watts”. I’d assume one of your own residents attracted it.

  2. ZVilleResident on

    Looks like we won’t be having brunch in the village tomorrow. Hopefully the town just ignores them.

  3. “There’s not a thing we can do about it,” ZPD Chief Robert Knox said. “They’re exercising their second amendment right to bear arms and their first amendment right to peaceably get together and walk down the street like anybody else.”

    In other words, there is not a thing they are constitutionally empowered to do about it, whether others approve of it or not, and that is the deliberate effect the Framers intended.

    And it’s the brick-headed totalitarian mindset of those “others” that is the real danger, not the lawful open carriers.

  4. Kenneth Rogers on

    Live in Indiana? Want to walk with us? Hit me up… or head over to Open Carry Indiana on facebook. Twitter us: @OCKIndiana

  5. Mark Bigger on

    I dislike when the police say” there is nothing they can do about it” Why would they want to? I realize they must respond to all reasonable calls they get but people should know by now that we have a Constitution and should have been taught long ago what it is.

  6. Christiano Polesellano on

    As the Creator did not endow these folks with a normal I.Q. it is doubtful that the higher authority meant for them to loiter while heavily armed in a peaceful shopping area. Firearm worship and spiritual connection are mutually exclusive things.

  7. CaptainAndy on

    Yes there IS something we all can do. Put merchants on notice that they will be shunned if they permit this kind of activity.

    These sickos can only menace the public in public spaces. The moment they set foot into a parking lot, store, church, school, bar, etc. the owner can have them ejected.

    We are a sick society, when we warp the founding fathers’ words to allow this kind of intimidation in our midst. The “displaying my liberty” crowd are victims of a mass hysteria that dooms us to be belittled by historians for centuries to come.

  8. CaptainAndy on

    Yes there IS something we all can do. Put merchants on notice that they will be shunned if they permit this kind of activity.

    This bitter and potentially violent underachievers’ club can only menace the public in public spaces. The moment they set foot into a parking lot, store, church, school, bar, etc. the owner can have them ejected.

    We are a truly demented society, when so many of us warp the founding fathers’ words to allow this kind of intimidation in our midst. The “displaying my liberty” crowd are victims of a mass hysteria that dooms us to be belittled by historians for centuries to come.

  9. Gun nuts have no sense and like to trample on the rights of others to enjoy a safe life away from firearms—unless we are all in a war zone!!!!

  10. Why Zionsville? Why not come on down to my neighborhood in 46205 and see who is intimidated and how well this kind of event goes over. Come on down where people actually get shot and where you are guaranteed to run into to others packing. Scared? Afraid of the people or afraid of the people with guns?

  11. So? What part of the 2nd Amendment is not clear? Just because you cow to Michael Bloomburgs side chick on guns does not mean others are as stupid as you are.

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